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Serena reaches French Open semifinals

Serena Williams cruised into the French Open semifinals, overwhelming Sara Errani 6-1, 6-3. It was her ninth straight win over Errani (Live on ESPN2/WatchESPN).

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Pharoah owners strike landmark marketing deal

The owners of American Pharoah agreed to a marketing deal early Wednesday morning that will blanket the horse with logos from the energy drink brand Monster ahead of his run for the Triple Crown.

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Clayton: Newton's deal sets the stage for Wilson

Two things will likely happen for Russell Wilson following the Cam Newton deal: His negotiations with the Seahawks will resolve more quickly, and he'll become one of the NFL's highest-paid QBs.

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Looking back: Rafa and Djoker
Tennis 

On June 7, 2006, Rafael Nadal beat Novak Djokovic in the French Open quarters in their first meeting on tour. Today, the two will meet for the 44th time on tour -- the most head-to-head meetings between any players in the Open Era (Nadal leads series 23-20). Live on ESPN2, WatchESPN

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Tennis 

Happy 29th birthday, Rafael Nadal!
Tennis 

The birthday boy has a big day ahead of him -- he takes on world No. 1 and 1-seed Novak Djokovic in the French Open quarterfinals. Good news for Rafa -- he's 5-0 on his birthday.

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Tennis 

Ducks GM not ready to talk coaching

After the Ducks lost in a Game 7 at home for the third straight season, Bob Murray said Tuesday: "I thought the coaching staff made strides this year. But I've still got to talk to them. ... I've got to sort things out in my mind. I'm not one to do things quickly."

Serena Williams advances to semis
Tennis 

The top-seed cruised to the French Open semis after beating Sara Errani in straight sets. Serena -- sitting at 19 Slam titles -- is looking to join Steffi Graf as the only women with at least 20 Slam titles in the Open Era.

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Tennis 

Real Madrid hires Rafa Benitez
Soccer 

Benitez received a three-year contract to replace fired Carlo Ancelotti. Said the club: "He is a product of this house [and] began his coaching career here." Benitez will be Madrid's 8th coach in 10 years.

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Soccer 

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Rafa Benitez hired as Real Madrid coach; with Napoli last 2 seasons, has won 12 titles with 5 teams since 2001 (no league titles since 2004)

On this date in 1992 ...
NBA 

"Here's Jordan, for 3 ... Yes! Did you see that look? Michael indicating he can't believe it!"

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NBA 

Tiger loves the Memorial Tournament
Golf 

Tiger Woods is making his 15th start at the Memorial, where he has won 5 times and has never missed the cut. That is the longest streak of made cuts in tournament history.

Golf 

Jim Caple @jimcaple

Serena as recorded the fastest serve at this French Open -- 126 mph. The slowest? Errani at 87 mph. Quite a contrast.

American Pharoah takes the course

The Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner hit the track this morning for his first look at Belmont Park. The draw for Saturday's race is today at noon ET.

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Janikowski: New atmosphere under Del Rio

Raiders vet Sebastian Janikowski has played for 8 coaches in 15 seasons, but sees "changes" with coach No. 9, Jack Del Rio: "He makes players relaxed but he's demanding. In some other years, I wouldn't say players didn't care, but it's not like it is now. Jack's laid-back but he expects the best from you."

Sara Errani is in trouble vs. Serena
Tennis 

Top-seeded Serena Williams is 238-7 at Grand Slams when winning the 1st set -- and she's 43-2 at the French Open when winning the 1st set. Errani has some work ahead of her, already down 6-1. Live on ESPN2, WatchESPN

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Rangers rookie Joey Gallo gets a bright orange bath after an impressive MLB debut. Gallo: 3-4, HR, 4 RBI

LeBron no favorite in these Finals
NBA 

The Warriors are the team that won 67 times this year. One rating put them as the best non-Michael Jordan team ever. LeBron James and the Cavs have their work cut out for them.

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Justin Morneau not yet ready to return
MLB 

The Rockies 1B went on the concussion DL in mid-May after suffering a cervical neck sprain and concussion on a diving play. Said manager Walt Weiss: "It's difficult for Justin, given his history [with concussions]. This is a process and [we] have to wait it out."

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MLB 

Dean Lombardi: Kings to educate players

After a "gut-wrenching" meeting with Jarret Stoll (drug arrest), and with Slava Voynov's domestic violence trial to start in July, the Kings president/GM said: "We missed a big step here in trying to make sure [the players] understand right and wrong and that this has to be reinforced, not only as a human being, as somebody who is representative of the community."